Yep, I Should Have Guessed

I've had eight surgeries in the past 20 years. And of those eight surgeries I have started my period every.single.time. a day or two before surgery. And this one is no exception. Mrs. Noah has made her appearance eight days early. Why does she hate me so?

In other news...remember my Thursday 13 post in which I mentioned I so needed a new purse? My oldest daughter came home from work that same night and had bought the cutest little drawstring bag for me! It has a hawaiian print with BLUE flowers y'all. I am filling it up with stuff like my Bible, a deck of cards (mini size-they are so cute and tiny), a sudoku book, my hand held Yahtzee and Tetris games, gum and mints, and maybe I'll sneak a Donny poster in it so I can hang it up at the hospital! Hey, don't scold me and roll your eyes. I just want it to feel kinda homey, ya know? :o)

And yes, I have made most of my lists and got a long of things accomplished. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. I was having a hard time concentrating because of the anticipation of surgery. My mom called me with this comforting verse:

Isaiah 41:10 Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isn't that a good verse? I'm working on memorizing it so as they wheel me away I can keep quoting it!

I am still getting cards from friends letting me know they are thinking of me. I've realized how much that means to me and I want to make a commitment right here and now to show others, especially shut-ins, how much they are thought of and prayed for. I know what an encouragement it has been for me. Makes me feel kinda loved too!

Speaking of love...I was blessed to be able to get out last night and go with my hubby to the movies! I do love getting in for free. Would it be wrong of me after both of my surgeries to still use the wheelchair so I can get in for that same low, low price of FREE? Yeah, that's what I thought too. Sigh!

And if you must know we saw Transformers. And before you laugh it was actually a lot of fun! I love action movies and it was full of it. And it's even more funner when you're just a big kid yourself!

YIPPEE! Guess what I just got in the mail? I won a set of recipe cards from Barb at A Chelsea Morning. I so wish I had a camera for you to see them. They are so pretty I don't want to touch them with my filthy flesh! She is just that creative I'm tellin' ya. To make a recipe look so elegant and beautiful. I don't feel worthy enough to look at it with my naked eye! I'm just sayin'.

I am so going to miss you, my bloggy buds! You brighten my days and I thank you for that. Just so maybe you'll remember me in your prayers (how's that for sounding whiny?) my left hip replacement surgery is Monday, July 16th at 2:00 pm Indiana time. No! Me bad. I don't know exactly what time zone I'm in. Please don't scold me again...I'm going to have a bone cut off...that should be punishment enough for being ignorant!

Specific prayer requests are:

1. That the hospital food tastes yummy! 2. That the lab technician is able to find a good vein on the very first try! I'm hoping to not have a central line put in this time. 3. That the anasthesiologist puts me under enough that I don't have a clue what's going on. 4. To give the doctors wisdom and guidance and not forget to put in anything like a screw or something important like that. 5. My dear, precious husband. He wants to spend the entire time with me, day in and day out. I know that will wear him out so I am hoping he'll come home and sleep in his own bed.

And I was just teasing about #1. That's because right down the block from OrthoIndy is a Cold Stone Creamery (watermelon sorbet, peeps!) and a Romano's Macaroni Grill! Just watch this new hip in action come Thursday or Friday. I better go and make reservations!

Love you all! I really and truly do.


Goofy Girl said...

Ohh I hope it goes really well, I will be thinking of you - esp since I will be in the OR :D

Kailani said...

What a sweet thing for your daughter to do. Hope everything goes well.

An Island Life

amy said...

Praying for you my bloggy friend

Kimmy said...

I'll be praying Monday at 2:00 p.m. Indiana time. And I'll be praying for you before and after too. I'll miss you and I hope you'll be back to posting really soon.

Carrie said...

I am brand new here to your blog, I found you through the CWO blog ring. I will pray for you!
(By the way, my hubby dragged me to see Transformers, too, and I was surprised to discover that it wasn't nearly as horrible as I thought it would be)
God bless :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Thinking and praying for you Amy. Let us know how things are whenever you (or someone else) gets a chance to post. Here's to good doctors, good veins, good food, and a speedy and successful surgery.

{{{big hugs}}}

Christine said...

Praying everything goes well tomorrow.
I'll miss you! :)

That is really sweet,what your daughter bought, I bet it's really cute.

Take care,

Michelle said...

Oh Amy I will definitely be thinking of you tomorrow as you go in for your surgery! Many, many prayers coming your way, I hope the surgery is uneventful, but successful!

Want to know something interesting about Transformers? Some of the filming was done right here on and around the base I'm at! I didn't try out to be an extra - but a lot of people from base did and were chosen! Now I want to see the movie just because of that :)

Sandy said...

I am praying for you too!!!!!! God is good even during hip replacement surgery, so may he comfort and encourage you. Great verse your mom gave you.....great idea to keep saying it over and over!


Carol said...

Definitely praying for you! Hope to see you back to blogging soon and that the results of the surgery astound us all!

Because God is astounding like that!

ColoradoDreaming said...

Hope you are doing ok. Praying for you.